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Old 05-06-2002, 08:18 AM   #1
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TV Antenna wiring???

I was getting no reception and found wiring at antenna was pretty much toast. The wiring was brittle and the copper wiring was corroded inside the sheathing. All needs replacing, so what do I need to do? Here is the place where the wiring did come through... I pulled it out and during the ride home, the wire went back through the hole...
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Old 05-06-2002, 08:21 AM   #2
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Accessing the wiring?

Is this the panel I need to get into to get access? I have tried to get open, but this panel does not budge... i have unscrewed and unriveted to no avail... any advise? do I need to do something I am missing? I don't have a service manual either so, I am not sure of how this area is put together. Just a guess...
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Rewiring with new coax...

Does anyone know if I can fiche the wire through? Or should I remove panels?
I mean if i attached the wires together, could I pull them through without much trouble?
Is this something I should have a repair shop do? It seems a tedious job, but I dont really want to create further problems...

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Steve,
If you open your refridge outer door stick your head in and look up on the forward side do you see the hole or wiring? if so you can run your new wire from the antenna, through the reefer vent on the roof and over to the hole.

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From your second photo it looks like the existing cable could be running through the refrigerator vent duct. I understand from reading other's fixes for the re-running of the original cables that this is a common practice. Not saying that is how it should be done. Can you open the outside access panels and peek in?

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I have already returned my TT to storage, but I will be back soon to check. I just dont like the idea with the exhaust vent, but if I have to... I was just hoping to do it like the original, but I am not sure how the wiring was ran. I know that may make it difficult, but nothing is ever easy.


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Steve,

I used to do Solar installs on Airstreams and always came down the refer vent stack. It is the best way to get inside the unit without penetrating the skin. I would drill a quarter inch hole, in the fridge vent flange, the part that sticks up thru the roof. Insert a rubber grommet and feed the wire thru. Do this on the roof side so it cannot be seen from the ground. The biggest drawback about pulling the new in by pulling the old out is you will be disturbing a seal that was created many years ago and does not currently leak, as well as the possibility that the old wire may snap or snag in the roof while pulling and cause a void in the insulation.

Just my 2 cents worth, but I would just run it down the vent. It will not adversely affect the refer and is much eaiser than other methods.
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